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In this tract, the leaders of the Schmalkald League formally announce their intention not to participate in the Council of Trent, and give reasons why they are unable to do so. These include their objection to the Pope's having called it, since the Pope, as Bishop of Rome, has no legitimate power over other bishops, and their not recognizing the Council of Trent as a free and ecumenical council.

Full title: Recusatio[n]schrifft, in welcher alle protestierende Religions vnd Eynungs verwandte Stende, Rechtmessige vnd ergründete Ursach anzeigen warumb jre Chur vnd F.G. vnd sie, das vermeint, von Bapst Paulo dem Dritten, zu Trient, angesetzt Concilium zubesuchen, nit schuldig, noch auch dasselbe, dem Bapst, des Orts, vber die auffgerichte Reichs abschied, vnnd beschehenen vertröstungen, anzustellen gebürt habe

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Nürnberg [Nuremberg]


Johann von Berg und Ulrich Neuber


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Lutheran Church--Doctrines; Council of Trent; Schmalkaldic League, 1530-1547


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